Photo by Costello.
In Steph Green's strange and illuminated world, weeping steel guitars meet atmospheric synths. Velvet harmonies croon as we're introduced to the wry humor and heartbreak of a voice positioned as both winking jester and eternal outsider.
Her debut album, Thanks for That is a kaleidoscope of loud, distorted guitars, moody and romantic country-noir, sunny beach-pop, and shuffling folk-rock that will make you both laugh and feel the good kind of crappy. Produced by Green in collaboration with engineer/co-producer Duff Thompson, Thanks for That was recorded to tape over the course of three years in New Orleans and is out now on Mashed Potato Records.
Previously, Green released EPs Salt Spring Island Tapes and Spooky Love. Salt Spring Island Tapes is a collection of surreal, lo-fi folk songs recorded to cassette 4-track. Green recorded the otherworldly release alone in a seaside barn on Salt Spring Island in the winter of 2016. Spooky Love is a blend of pop, garage rock, and the lonesome, eerie side of American roots music. It was recorded at Mashed Potato Studio in New Orleans, where Green also frequently performed as a backing musician and vocalist for numerous songwriters.
"The record feels like changing radio stations in a dream, with each new sound bringing something new but all united in an irresistible pop reverie."
"Open-ended enough to let your mind run wild with possibilities, with a musical flourish that’s at once forward thinking and delightfully familiar. It’s an early shout, but don’t be surprised if Thanks For That is one of 2022’s first great records."
"There's elegance in Green and her band's dedication to analog simplicity, making space for a sense of full-hearted intimacy to prevail even as she reaches for the stars."
"Steph Green pairs her arresting songwriting with forlorn lap steel and honey-coated, heart-wrenching vocal deliveries."